PoE would be nice too.
I just checked the pair that we've got installed to provide network services to our TV and Home Theatre system - so they're left on all the time - and both are cold. Likewise, the one that's connected to the router is warm, but still a lot cooler than the power adaptor for the VM "Smart Hub".On the other hand the Devolo's that I use at the moment - whilst being expensive - are quite reliable and cool (technically and literally)
I'm using AVSmart+ units (now dropped from DevoloUK's product list for some reason) which where chosen because they claimed to be power efficient. According to TechRadar's review at http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-698625/reviewAnd - based on what I've seen in use - I'm going to agree with that assessment. I guess it's still the case of "you get what you paid for" - since the Devolo units were more expensive than the Solwise one's that I had previously, but they've proven to be a lot less trouble and, to repeat myself, they run cool whereas the Solwise's were wee cookers.Power consumption has been improved by a claimed 60 per cent. When not in use it switches to standby, which consumes just 2W according to our meter. In use we didn't see over 4W, either.
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Love this idea and surprised it hasn't been thought of before. I already have 3 Zyxel PLA-401 Series Powerline Ethernet Adapters (Router, Xbox and PC upstairs). They work an absolute treat, I've been using them for several years.
You can et a dual pack for £40 from Dabs. They look sleek and are quite literally plug n play. No drivers are anything required. They just work.
p.s. The first ones I had kept overheating and failing, though Zyxel were fabulous and relpaced each one that broke. The new ones (but same model number) that I got to replace them this year, run almost cold. Really, they generate hardly any heat at all.
Which is nice
One thing missing in the review: is the 200Mbps throughput available for each of the four ports or is the 200Mbps shared, i.e. 50Mbps per port? If you're offering 4 ports, it would be a shame to have the speed divided by the number of connections...
I guess it depends whether it's one chipset for 4 ports, or whether four chipsets are integrated into the unit, one per port.
That's my guess too. But as speed is an increasingly important issue for some heavy users who might want to benefit from more than "just one connection", I think it's important to point out that you'll be contending the bandwidth between the connections.
Although at £100 a pop, I would hope for something better
Good idea, they should stop making them and license the rights so they can be had for £50 a pop.
I wish powerline products would die.
New house builds and rewiring jobs should incorporate cat5e or cat6 cables/ports. These are horrible performance in comparison
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